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There are 2 ways to get from Wadi Halfa to Karbala by car, plane, car ferry, train or bus

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Drive, fly  •  24h 23m

  1. Drive from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel
  2. Fly from Abu Simbel (ABS) to Baghdad (BGW) ABS - BGW
  3. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

1 alternative option

Car ferry, train, bus, drive  •  2 days 22h

  1. Take the car ferry from Wadi Halfa to Aswan
  2. Take the train from Aswan to Luxor
  3. Take the bus from Luxor to Cairo
  4. Take the bus from Cairo to Amman Abdali Terminal
  5. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
  6. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iraq

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Iraq. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Iraq.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Iraq.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Iraq from July 16.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Iraq from July 23.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iraq

International flights leaving Sudan are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: October 24 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Wadi Halfa and Karbala is 1734 km.

It takes approximately 24h 23m to get from Wadi Halfa to Karbala, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Abu Simbel Airport to Baghdad Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 55m and has two stopovers.

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Karbala is 1h ahead of Wadi Halfa. It is currently 6:37 PM in Wadi Halfa and 7:37 PM in Karbala.

Royal Jordanian, Qatar Airways and Egyptair offer flights from Abu Simbel Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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Map of how to get from Wadi Halfa to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 1734.2 km
  • Duration: 24h 23m

What companies run services between Wadi Halfa, Sudan and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Wadi Halfa to Karbala. However, you can take the drive to Abu Simbel airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Wadi Halfa, take the car ferry to Aswan, take the walk to Aswan, take the train to Luxor, take the walk to Luxor, take the bus to Cairo, take the walk to Sadat, take the line 2 Metro to Martyrs, take the walk to Cairo, take the bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, take the bus to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Abu Simbel to Baghdad via Aswan, Cairo
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Abu Simbel to Baghdad via Aswan, Cairo, Amman
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Abu Simbel to Baghdad via Aswan, Cairo, Doha
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Train operators
Bus operators
Go Bus Egypt
Phone
19567
Website
go-bus.com
Bus from Luxor to Cairo
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Schedules at
go-bus.com
Jett
Phone
+962 6 566 4141
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Cairo to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Ferry operators
Aswan ferry
Phone
00 20 1225 111 968
Website
ferryaswanwadihalfa.wordpress.com
Car ferry from Wadi Halfa to Aswan
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
ferryaswanwadihalfa.wordpress.com

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